UPDATED 4/27/13, 4:20pm EDT
The USS Rankin Association's Tenth Annual Reunion will be held in San Antonio, Texas, from October 10-13, 2013. The USS Muliphen (AKA-61) will be joining us again this year. As happened in Charleston, we will have separate hospitality rooms, business meetings, etc., but will join together for meals and tours.
San Antonio is the seventh most populous city in the United States, and is the fastest growing of the top 10 largest cities in the country. It is the most visited city in Texas, receiving about 26 million tourists every year.
It is famous for Spanish missions, the River Walk, unique Tex-Mex culture, The Alamo, and the Tower of the Americas, (all shown above), as well as the four-time NBA champion San Antonio Spurs and the annual San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo.
San Antonio hosts dozens of military reunions every year, and has a strong military presence—it is home to Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base, and Brooks City-Base, with Camp Bullis and Camp Stanley outside the city.
Tentative Schedule – 4/27/13
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10
Welcome to the Crowne Plaza Riverwalk – Check-in time is 3:00pm.
Enjoy the day in the Hospitality Room visiting with friends
Lunch is on your own
5:30pm - Water Taxi departs from the back of the hotel (Event A)
6:00pm - Dinner at Casa Rio Restaurant
7:30pm - Sightseeing cruise departs from the restaurant
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11
9:00am - Bus departs for San Antonio City, Missions & Alamo Tour. (Event B)
12:30pm - Lunch on your own in Alamo Plaza
3:00pm - Bus returns to the hotel
4:30pm - USS Rankin Business Meeting
6:00pm - Bus departs for Rio Cibolo Ranch Buffet Dinner (Event C)
10:00pm - Bus returns to the hotel
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12
9:00am - Bus departs for National Museum of the Pacific War & Fredericksburg (Event D)
Lunch is on your own in Fredericksburg
4:00pm - Bus returns to the hotel
5:30pm - Cash Bar
6:00pm - Formal Dinner with Photos and Group Photos
7:00pm - Banquet Dinner
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13
Memorial Service in the Hospitality Room
Say your good-byes until next time
Hotel checkout time is 11:00 AM
May's USS Rankin newsletter has more details about this reunion...